Bis(1,3-dioxan-2-yl)arenes: Precursors to linked porphyrins

Paul G. Jene*, James A Ibers

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The crystal structures of two linked-porphyrin precursors have been determined. In the crystalline state, 1,4-bis[2-(1,3-dioxan-2-yl)phenyl]butane, C24H30O4, (I), exists in a stair-like conformation with dioxane rings in chair conformations. The molecule is positioned on an inversion center. In the crystalline state, 1,2-bis(1,3-dioxan-2-yl)benzene, C14H18O4, (II), is arranged in zigzag chains. In each chain, molecules of (II) are tilted 106.2 (1)° relative to each other. They are also oriented to form a weak C-H⋯O contact (H⋯O 2.43 Å).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1593-1595
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 15 1999

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  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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